This is the second book in the Loot series.
This band of merry men..or actually kids...boys and girls...has come together to use their unique talents to pull off a robbery or two. They have been pretty much abandoned and used by their family members. March McQuin and his recently discovered twin sister Jules have found Darius and Izzy.
As the story opens, March and Jules are in the middle of breaking into an apartment to get a diamond or two. Everything is going pretty well until they hear a sound that tells them someone else is breaking in as well. Someone else is after the diamonds...one in particular.
Action-packed the four kids ... thieves...are about to have two mysteries on their hands. They need to find a way to steal all three of the diamonds in the set and they need to figure out who the competition is. Is there anyone to trust? Can they trust each other?
Fabulous Ocean's Eleven done with teens as the talent. This one has a good mystery, some great friendships and enough suspense and betrayal to keep you hooked.
978-0545863469 Ages 8-12 263 pages
Read alike: Money Run; Heist Society;
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
So why is March McQuin dangling upside-down twenty feet above a stone floor in the middle of the night, instead of tucked in bed like a regular kid? Along with his twin sister, Jules, he’s set on stealing a set of stunning diamonds. It should have been an easy job, in and out. Except another thief got there first. March and Jules are lucky to escape with their lives, and one measly stone.
Now the botched heist has created a world of trouble. The stone they grabbed was the Morning Star, one of a trio of famous sapphires, and it’s cursed. The theft puts the twins and their friends in the crosshairs of Interpol, the FBI, and a vicious adult gang of criminals. And worst of all, the only way to break the curse and set everything to rights is by pulling off two more impossible heists... and stealing the other two sapphires in the set.
Break out the black gloves. Lay out the masks. There’s a full moon coming, and jewels to steal... --- from the publisher, Scholastic Books.